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Local Nurse wins Regional Care Accolade

Subi Shaji from Oak Tree Care Home in Yate has been crowned the Regional Registered Nurse of the Year for the North East of England, South West and Bristol in the Four Seasons Health Care Awards 2016 and is through to the national finals.

These are the 1st Four Season’s Care Awards and this Year over 700 people were nominated for awards by care home residents, colleagues and visitors. All entries have been of a very high standard making the judging process a difficult one. However, a winner had to be chosen and the nomination for Subi demonstrated how she continues to make a difference and provide special resident experiences on a daily basis.

During the judging process for the Regional Registered Nurse of the Year award, the panel was looking at a number of different factors including how the overall winner who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the daily experience of those in their care.

Subi was nominated by a colleague. Her nomination read: “Subi is a valued member of the team. She is an excellent clinician and her calm and supportive nature makes her a pleasure to work with. She is very approachable and supports her team at all times.

As the winner for the North East of England, South West and Bristol, Subi is automatically through to the national Four Season’s Care Awards finals. She will meet a panel of judges in for the last round of judging and will then join finalists from across the UK in Birmingham for a special event to celebrate their achievements and discover if they have won a national award.

Gail Northover, Regional Manager for Four Seasons Health Care Bristol, said: “Subi has proven to be an excellent nurse, Unit Manager and leader. She regularly goes above and beyond, picking up shifts and supporting the Home Manager wherever possible. She is valued by residents, relatives and colleagues alike and is a true asset to the home.”

Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons Health Care in the North East of England, South West and Bristol, said: “Subi is a reliable team member who supports the rest of the team on a daily, if not hourly basis. She’s a fantastic team player who can lead the team she manages by her shining example.”

The Care Awards were open to employees from all Four Seasons homes across the UK and central team members to celebrate their commitment in the delivery of high-quality services to approximately 14,000 residents cared for in more than 300 locations.

The 14 categories have been created to recognise excellence in a variety of roles across the organisation ranging from ‘Carer/Support Worker of the Year’ to ‘Personal Activities Lead Champion’. We also wanted to recognise the hard the dedication and commitment from our residents, their relatives and volunteers.

Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care said: “The award categories are all really important as we want to highlight the fantastic people we have working here in our organization. However, I believe it is important to acknowledge the special people who go above and beyond to help others in the community, and this is why our ‘Resident or Relative Contribution’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards are so important to us.

“I look forward to seeing all of our Regional winners at the National Finals in December.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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